Young People Have No Illusions of a Comfy Corporate Job


When asked about your thoughts on the future you’re likely to say that your concerned about having enough money, worried about getting or keeping a job and think that starting your own business one day is cool.

  • I’m willing to wager that despite being born in an age of technology you are still more interested in human interactions than purely online connections — even through they are a big part of your life. 
  • As a young person you have no illusions of a career in a comfy corporate job. You’re called a Millennial if you were born after 1979 (don’t you just love labels – eh?) and you proudly blur the line between passion-projects, home, work, and colleagues. Jobs with formal boundaries between the many social dimensions of your life tend to turn you off.
  • I’m a Baby Boomer and hold the same views as a Millennials.
  • For you it’s all about finding a work-life-blend of your values,interests and passion
  • It’s likely you think that achieving a work-life-balance is a fleeting concept given todays crazy demands. Just look at your parents and you’ll see they sucked at work-life balance (respectfully).
  • You hope to show the world that it is possible to blur and successfully achieve an appropriate blend between your professional work and passions.
  • For sure you thrive better when you’re given real-time feedback on your progress, goals, the impact you’re having on others.
  • You desire more creative self-employment yet fear that flying solo requires finding a way to pay this months bills. You’d likely be willing to forfeit a small portion of your salary in exchange for more flexible work schedule. 

“Over the years I’ve collaborated as a National Cause Driven Project Manager co-creating internship programs across Canada. Together we’ve served thousands of interns and their mentors. In all of this I’ve discovered that your FRIENDS and PURPOSE are what you want most from your work” – Dan Trepanier